Promotional photo for introduction of Edward Hardwicke as Dr. John Watson. Taken 1986.
“Dr. Watson could not restrain a cry of amazement”, illustration by A. Gilbert for ‘The Adventure of the Mazarin Stone’, The Strand Magazine, 1921
We went to visit family today and I met my second cousin, and she is basically the female Watson. She’s done two tours in Afghanistan, she’s a physician’s assistant, she’s blonde and looks like she’s in her thirties, and she’s incredibly down-to-earth and very nice but very straight-talking.
We’ve recommended BBC Sherlock to her and I think that watching it will be a bit surreal for her.
(also she’s not English, she’s Canadian, but we’re basically English Lite anyway)
This is from the bit where he’s first meeting Mycroft. I like it because it shows his bamfier side; sometimes I forget that he’s not a hedgehog in a jumper. Don’t get me wrong, I love all the kittens and jam and rage pictures, but I find that I sometimes forget that he is a grown man who has been through a war.
I wanted to try out the technique that girl-on-the-moon uses of doing a pencil drawing, then scanning and highlighting it in photoshop. It’s fun! (although I definitely haven’t got the hang of it yet)